Swooshing through the air with their propellers and great big engines - planes are an instant attraction for kids. This beautifully created, classic snapshot of Newton the pilot looking ever so flash in his distinguished flying gear and cool goggles is sure to set imaginations soaring!
50 x 50 x 2 cm (20 x 20 x 0.8 in)
Giclée cotton canvas print, finished on all sides
Stretched around a wooden frame (FSC approved wood)
English artist and author Rory Tyger grew up in the wilds of beautiful Exmoor, but now lives and works in North London. Rory wanted to be a pop star and started illustrating in his late 20s after realising he wasn't going to make a successful career in the music biz. "I was discovered by default - actually it was Newton who was discovered, and not me! I wanted to create a bear that had personality - someone you could feel real empathy with. In the past I have drawn many 'teddy bears' and they've all been plump and fluffy and cute just like so many other anonymous bears. With Newton I wanted him to have a brain, a voice and a story behind him. As soon as Newton appeared in books he started to become popular and I had my work cut out trying to keep up with him. When I was a child my favourite character was Herge's Tintin, and of course I also loved all the Disney classics and timeless things like Wind in the Willows".